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Development Cooperation

1st SCM Kyrgyzstan Rule of Law Project chaired by Minister of Justice A.Shykmamatov

First meeting of the Steering Committee

On November 27th, 2014, the Ministry of Justice under the chairmanship of the Minister A. Shykmamatova held the first meeting of the Steering Committee of the project “Promotion of rule of law in Kyrgyz Republic, with particular emphasis on transparency and accountability”. The financing agreement for the project was signed on 17 September 2013 in Brussels. The Kyrgyz Ministry of Justice under Minister A.

Strengthening Child Protection in German International Development Cooperation

Following a tender published by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in Berlin, BIM together with its lead partner, the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPI), have been awarded a contract for a major research study in the context of international development cooperation. More specifically, it reviews the relevance of child protection (based on child rights standards) in the framework of German development programmes and projects, and shall give recommendations for further enhancement of this area.

This includes addressing questions such as:

Human Rights Impact Assessment: a useful instrument for development policy?

Prof. James Harrison, Univ. of Warwick
Karin Lukas, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights (Vienna)
Mike Wielga, NomoGaia (Denver/US)
Werner Raza, Austrian Research Foundation for International Development – ÖFSE

Organised by ÖFSE in cooperation with Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights/BIM

c3 – Zentrum für Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, 1090 Wien, Alois Wagner Saal

Seminar on Georgia and Peaceful Conflict Resolution

The Seminar on Georgia and Peaceful Conflict Resolution, organised by the Eurasia Partnership Foundation in cooperation with BIM, held in Vienna on September 25, 2012 has brought together representatives from all three regions – Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Georgia, as well as experts – scholars and practitioners working on conflict resolution in Georgia. During the Seminar, Sabine Mandl and Christine Sommer, researchers from BIM, discussed  "The role of women and civil society in peacebuilding".

Representatives of Bhutanese Supreme Court visit BIM

Bhutanese delegation at BIM

On November 16th, the president and three judges of the Bhutanese Supreme Court (Hon'ble Chief Justice Sonam Tobgye an well as Hon'ble Judges Rinzin Gyaltshen, Tshering Wangchuk and Rinzin Penjore) visited the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights during a project supported by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) about the advancement of the Bhutanese judiciary. The representatives of Bhutan, wich is a key region of the Austrian Development Cooperation, were thus accompanied by Mag.Georg Huber-Grabenwarter (ADA).



The BIM and the Austrian Development Cooperation quarterly issue a newsletter in German on ongoing projects concerning Austrian Development Cooperation, peacebuilding and conflict prevention.

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